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Watch a Clip From Spielberg’s Early Lost Film Firelight

Before he was billionaire director Steven Spielberg — hell, before he was millionaire director Steven Spielberg — Steven Spielberg was a young upstart trying to make a name in Hollywood. 1964’s $500 Firelight was his attempt to do so. However, a production company he lent it to eventually lost most of the reels and only the below few minutes survived. The film follows a group of scientists who begin noticing strange colors in the sky and one man’s search to prove the existence of aliens. Though brief, you can see glimpses of the director he became. Be forewarned that the clip’s sound is off and cuts out, so it ends up feeling like Spielberg’s attempt at a Godard film.

Watch a Clip From Spielberg’s Early Lost Film